Hello!

Handmade by Kathryn was created from a desire to be able to purchase products that aren’t mass-produced, come with minimal packaging & aren’t full of unnecessary ingredients. I couldn’t find what I wanted so I decided to make my own.
I create handmade cold process soaps that can be sold with minimal packaging. Cold process soaps take weeks to cure and be ready for use but it's definitely worth the wait!

Hi, I'm Kathryn :) - I live in Lancashire and I make handmade soap. The dream was always to have a lovely little shop selling my lotions and skincare... think the sort of thing that Sally owns in the film Practical Magic! I started with soap as it is a solid product, I can easily package that in minimal, yet compostable, packaging. Lotions and balms are in the pipeline and I am finalising my recipes and researching packaging.

I hate the way big companies use greenwashing when marketing their products to us. We're just trying to do our best to be kind to the planet and they know exactly which keywords to use to lull us into a false sense of security - more on greenwashing in a future blog! I like to do my research - what does it mean when something says it is 'biodegradable' or 'compostable' or even 'widely recycled'? I trawl through the technical documents for the packaging I research and try to understand what mark that product/ingredient/packaging is going to leave on the world when it's reached the end of its life. Nothing is straight forward and it isn't always as easy as swapping one ingredient for another. I want to be able to offer products to you that not only enhance your quality of life but also offer the least impact on the environment.

I'm doing my best to help the Earth and Handmade by Kathryn is my attempt to create earth-friendly products and inspire at least one of your own eco journeys.


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